It’s 9 am in Los Angeles and Dylan Sprouse is heading to set for his photoshoot for his Schön! 44 digital cover. Wearing GANT + OMEGA, he’s at ease in front of the camera; a sense of serenity as he moves from room to room, photographs being captured as he does so. His ease is understandable, given that he’s been in front of the camera since before he can even remember. Grappling with being a working six-month-old (yes, the age Sprouse started strutting his stuff in front of the camera) would be a lot for someone in Sprouse’s shoes, but now, at age 30, it’s something he’s made peace with. “Being on set as a kid was wonderful,” Sprouse recalls. “My earliest memory is actually a funny one. They had those Barbie dolls… you would pull a ripcord and send them flying in the air like helicopters.”
After a well-deserved break from acting by enrolling in college and living a ‘normal’ life for the first time, Sprouse returned to acting with a fresh mindset and a desire to mix up his filmography with more unique roles. “Now I think it’s more about working with people that I admire and on projects that I respect, that have a soul,” he explains. “I’ve managed to identify what I was good at as an actor. I don’t think actors are good at everything.” With his new project, the romantic comedy Beautiful Disaster, he takes on the leading role of Travis Maddox, a campus playboy. As a boxer, Maddox has become accustomed to girls falling at his feet, but when he meets Abby, who resists his charms, he starts to see her in a different light. “I do think I have stuff in common with Travis, but it’s still definitely an act,” he reveals.
Beautiful Disaster is in cinemas now.
This digital cover + editorial from Schön! 44 has been produced by
photography. Stephanie Pistel @ Tempomedia
fashion. Douglas VanLaningham
talent. Dylan Sprouse wearing GANT + OMEGA
casting. Alabama Blonde
grooming. Sussy Campos @ Art Department
retouch. Stephan Lesger
photography assistant. Andrew Soria
fashion assistant. Jose Santiago
production. Ismail Aydugan @ Frankie Production
production coordination. Jason Castle @ Frankie Production
special thanks. The Team @ GANT